Beginning of Australia - Adventure - Aussie Explorer
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Australia Adventure - Aussie Explorer - Contiki 2010
April 16 to May 19 2010
Start of adventure for going to Australia, will be a month of good times, seeing the Northern Territory, East Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.
Check in with Air Canada at Thunder Bay International Airport. Grab a coffee from Tim Hortonâ��s as I almost never drink coffee.
Once onto Air Canada Jazz plane for flight to Toronto as the first leg of the big long flight to Australia. On route on the flight I watch a show called â��Aviation of Canadaâ�� on the personal TV screen. As well I greatly enjoy my packet of nuts and small glass of Orange juice. Finally landing in Toronto at Toronto Pearson Airport. As it is now during my normal dinner hour, I buy an overpriced cheese sandwich and chocolate milk from the airport as I have a 1hour layover before the flight to Vancouver.
Board the plane for flying to Vancouver and during this whole 4 and half hour flight, I slept the whole time so it seemed to go by very fast.
Arrive and land in Vancouver and have a 2 and half hour flight. During this time I get my passport and visa approved by the Air Canada rep. Then for something to do I go for a meal break again. Go to this burger place in the new Vancouver airport. The burger place is called Veras burger, I order spice chicken burger and fries. The Vancouver airport is very nice as it was redone for the Olympics. You can view the mountains from some areas.
I go to my gate and wait for the moment to board the Air Canada flight to get to Sydney, Australia, going to be a long long flight, about 15 and more hours.
Finally board the plane for the flight to Sydney, Australia.
I also watched this really boring Romania movie to which I watched a guy walk on a sidewalk for 45 minutes. This put me right to sleep in which I slept for almost most of the flight.
Finally after a many hours, I wake up and breakfast is served to which I have the French toast, not the greatest but OK..
We Finally land in Sydney, Australia, to which I get my first view of the city. A nice sunny day of about 29C at that time and looks great. It is not Sunday morning as crossing the international date line I miss Saturday. Before getting off the plane, they have to quarantine the plane by spraying everything. Finally get off the plane and go through the usual procedures with immigration and customs, of course, with no hassle.
Get out the airport and line up in what seemed the worldâ��s largest taxi queue. I make my way to the stand a get a cab to take me to the hotel. Arrive at the Y Hotel in Sydney and I am right in the downtown area. Early in the morning so I go and drop my bags off and then off to start my adventure in Sydney.
Stay tuned for my begin of Adventure of time in Australia on next pages.
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